After a particularly harsh Florida winter in the year 2022, a new super bacteria develops, immune to antibiotics and all treatments. The American government does what it can to quarantine the outbreak but it spreads beyond their control. Other countries initiate a total lockdown and the US is left alone to fend for itself. Communities panic and hospitals collapse as the streptococcal bacteria kills upwards of four victims and inconveniences millions. Those who don't die are forced to contend with fevers, achiness and very very sore throats for at least three days. The country falls into pandemonium.
As doctors throw themselves off buildings, one woman has the courage to stick it out and help. Her revolutionary treatment plan is mocked initially but after she herself is infected and miraculously recovers, it slowly takes hold. She prescribes no medicine but instead teaches the human body to heal itself. Her final hour cure is distilled into a single phrase or mantra that heals the sick all over the nation, "Suck it up and deal, you pussies" she teaches, and the country recovers under her guidance.